The Irish Lass Kicker Becky Lynch lived a dream by becoming the first WWE SmackDown women’s world champion on Sunday, Sept. 11 during WWE Backlash, a SmackDown brand pay-per-view also on WWE Network from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va.
Lynch, a native of Dublin, Ireland, won a six-pack challenge to reach that goal at what could now be renamed WWE BackLass.
Competitors in this competitive matchup: Nikki Bella, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Naomi, Natalya and Lynch.
Naomi eliminated Bliss with help from Natalya off a powerbomb/neckbreaker combo.
Natalya then eliminated Naomi with a sharpshooter.
Bella eliminated Natalya with a fireman’s carry cutter.
Carmella surprised Bella with a roll-up pin,
So then there were two ... two NXT alums battling for the prestigious belt.
Lynch used a Dis-arm-her (seated Fujiwara armbar) to defeat Carmella and bring home the title to her allegiance of Lass Kickers.
And there are many as noted by the Tweets to her just from associates and colleagues.
Titus O'Neil @TitusONeilWWE: @BeckyLynchWWE CONGRATS
Nattie @NatbyNature: We’ve more than had our differences and we still do ... But congrats @BeckyLynchWWE. I'll be coming for you, baby girl
Lynch joins Finn Balor, Velvet McIntyre and Sheamus as Irish-born WWE world champions.
Following her huge victory at Backlash, an elated Lynch Tweeted:
Pinch yourself Becky. It is real and really deserved.
In honor of Ms. Lynch winning the inaugural WWE SmackDown women’s title, I reflect on a time when the fiery red-head joined WWE in NXT and graciously gave her time for an interview where I learned she loved lettuce -- a plain, crisp head of lettuce.
Congrats champ. Next time you’re in South Florida, the Publix iceberg is on me.
WWE SmackDown Live is 8 p.m. Tuesdays on USA Network.
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